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. >>> and life is still a far cry from normal in "new york post" sandy. we have a story on life in one of the hardest hit states. >>> when you have a city with the largest subbasis testimony, when it is down, it is crippling. some lines were up today. but you cannot escape post sandy new york. >> reporter: everywhere you go, it is there. >> everything has been touched by sandy. >> reporter: from long island, where houses are destroyed, lights out, cars dead, still. to new york city, where frustration is the new normal. >> get in front of me. >> reporter: here, three long days in the dark and three long hours for gas are taking their toll. speaking of tolls are free, but you pay in waiting. if you have less than three people in the car you don't get over a bridge or new a tunnel. >> move to the front, let's go. >> reporter: no news story can wrap up the toll of super storm sandy. the death toll is 97. more than half in the tristate area. today, the discovery of two boys swept from their mother on a staten island street at the height of the storm, they got out to get help, but she could
unplugged. superstorm sandy gave life to a new set of scams. find out how to protect yourself. and, why the creator of star wars is giving "new hope" to education. first business starts now. you're watching first business: financial news, analysis, and today's investment ideas. good morning everybody. i'm angela miles. it's november 2nd, and it's jobs friday. it may or may not be deal-breaker for voters, but tensions are high over the jobs numbers due out today. it's anticipated 125,000 jobs were added in october, and the unemployment rate edged up to 7.9% from 7.8%. in the latest numbers on jobs, adp reports 158,000 jobs were added to payrolls last month, while the goverment reports claims for unemployment benefits last week fell by 9,000 to 363,000. stocks surged ahead of today's jobs numbers. the dow rallied 137 points, the nasdaq up 43, and the s&p popped 16 pts. gold dropped $4 and oil inched up to nearly $87. tim mulholland of china america capital joins us now from the trading floor of cme group. good morning, good to have you on the show this morning on this jobs friday. > > go
over the shock of what sandy left behind and understanding that the recovery here is going to be difficult and not going to be weeks but months if not more than a year. there is a bit of good news here in atlantic city. the casinos reopened. and a lot of people, you'd be surprised, moving in, saying they're going to find a place to stay here. the hotels are open. but also hoping they can get their minds off what's happened and what's to come for just a couple of hours. so that's a bit of good news in the middle of what's been a lot of horrible news. pat, jim, back to you. >> all right. jay gray. jay, thank you. >>> about 1,500 dominion virginia workers left this morning to help restore power in central new jersey. hundreds of thousands there still in the dark after sandy. many of these crews also responded after hurricane katrina because so many gas stations are powerless now, they are taking their own fuel and other supplies with them up to jersey. they will work shifts of at least 12 hours. >>> four days to go until election day. there are nine swing states, but only one
in the wake of superstorm sandy. look at this. it is what a return to normal looks like post-sandy this morning in new york and new jersey. massive gridlock. thousands upon thousands lining up, waiting for public transportation in certain spots. this new video taken within the last hour in brooklyn. all of these people hoping to board a bus to get into manhattan. on the highways into the city, police check points and hov restrictions in place. look at that line of cars. only cars with three people or more are allowed to cross bridges and tunnels on to the island. they just made an exception to that rule saying that black cars and taxis are exempt. however, these lines are stretching for miles upon miles. meanwhile, more staggering news on the terrible toll of this storm. more than 80 people now confirmed dead. damage estimates topping $60 billion and climbing. 5.6 million people remain without electricity. the national guard has been called into communities like hoboken, new jersey, where tens of thousands are reported stranded by still high flood waters. president obama will retur
of -- nicole petallides. nicole: so far, so good. day two of trading after hurricane sandy hits the eastern seaboard. names like home depot and lowe's have been doing well on the heels of everybody rushing to get things to clean up after the hurricane hit. also, there was separation as well. the immediate impact of sandy is quite significant, trucking volumes and that will take time for a to get back to normal. the more people over the last year or so. hell shire posted solid topline during the latest quarter. connell: it was an absolute commuting nightmare. take a look at the gas lines. this is similar in many areas. miles long. people waiting for hours following hurricane sandy to fill up their car. let's bring in tom kloza. >> this is all about the power. once the power comes back, people will get their fuel. connell: it is not as if in a normal situation we would have any supply issues. you definitely have a lot of demand for gasoline. power is a big-time issue. does it have any impact on market dynamics and pricing? >> i think a lot of demand is being destroyed. i think what you will s
carlson. i hope you have a great day. we are talking about hurricane sandy because millions are without power and relying on generators for power. and now there is fear about gas shortage. >> steve: that is one of the few stations open. folks news e-mail that went to the state department and could be the smoking gun on libya. >> president obama responding to hurricane from the situation room. but where was the picture on september 11th when americans over seas were killed in libya. "fox and friends" starts right now. ♪ ♪ "fox and friends". >> gretchen: good morning, peter is in for brian. >> steve: it is november 1st all saints day and yesterday's all souls day . and people are praying for help because millions are without power and millions in this area that are hurting. >> gretchen: no kidding. we have a fox news alert. remember the picture of september 11th? the white house pushing this picture. where was the picture on september 11th this year in regard to ben benghazi. >> steve: and going to peter doocy who is live in the nation's capitol with a look at the president touring ne
sandy, and phil flynn is in the trading pits for the cme for us, and what's pushing oil today, phil? >> well, you know, i think a lot of things, but more than anything, there's a pop up in the crude contract increasing geopolitical risk, al-qaeda attack on the yes , ma'am -- yemen border, and they are there giving a market a boost, but the products rebound after getting crushed on friday. in a weird way, i guess we got to be happy about upcoming gasoline prices because it could be a sign things are getting back to normal in the northeast. price crushinged because -- crushed because of demand. that's given us a rebound in that market. heating oil, of course, the proxy for jet fuel slammed. it got hit harder than any of the oil products. it's coming back a bit as well. all in all, the market being up a little bit, maybe a sign demand could come back as soon as they start to get power to everybody on the northeast. back to you. >> interesting. thanks so much. >> thank you. >> well, the president and governor romney criss-crossing the country in a last minute blitz, no surprise. they w
's listen. >> an update on the city's recovery from sandy as of this moment. i went to some of the areas in south brooklyn hit hardest by the storm. i did talk to some homeowners, went inside some of their houses and some had been severely damaged by sandy. the homeowners are still without power. some of them are still pumping water out of their basements, and they're confronting what they have lost and what to do next. the bottom line is the most important thing is to deal with those we have fatalities, help those families through the unimaginably tragic occurrence in their lives, something that they will not recover from, and then understand that the people who lost their houses or don't know where they will get food or water have some confidence that we are going to be there for them, that we are doing what we can as fast as we can consistent with making sure that we have no further loss of life, so for example in turning on power, if there's a chance turning on power is going to start a fire, we will err on the side of caution. if there is an issue the safety of one of our first resp
-student. this will be the last question. >> i do not know -- to me, it looks like a hurricane sandy did play a part in the outcome. governor christie was an ardent supporter of romney to start with -- after the hurricane, it sounded like he was leaning toward obama. my question to you, did it play a part in the outcome? >> did governor christie's embrace of president obama on the tarmac in new jersey after hurricane sandy play a role in the outcome in this election? i would like to hear david answer first. >> undeniably not. did somebody turn out the vote for the president in colorado who was not going to turn out the vote? did people switch their views in the closing days? no, we have the best data at -- any campaign has ever had. the race did not change. pre-sandy or post-sandy. there was a set of voters who were yet to make the decision, and they allocated the way we thought they were going to. sandy was not a driver. number two, you could say it dominated the news appropriately for two or three days. the romney campaign had a hard time punching through that. that may be one tactical thing. the
. is the number really as good as it looks? >> the death toll from sandy now stands at 94 as more than 3 million homes still without power now facing colder weather, gas lines stretch for miles and controversy surrounding new york's decision to hold the marathon this sunday. >>> the ipad mini on sale but lines are shorter than expected. we're live at apple stores for the reaction. >>> and starbucks, same store sales up 7% well above expectations. what is howard schultz doing that mcdonald's, chipotle and other restaurant chains are not? >> the report before tuesday's election. nonfarm rose in the month of october above forecast of 125,000. august and september figures were revised higher, 184,000 private sector jobs were added last month. the unemployment rate ticking higher to 7.9%, but this was in line with expectation. it is the private company jobs addition that are the real highlight. government hiring contracted, so with all the private sector that was behind stronger than expected number here. >> that despite the fact it seems businesses have been reluctant to make significant additional
was shut down because of sandy. this morning futures down by about two points. nasdaq up by about 2 1/4 points. >>> jfk and newark airports both operational on wednesday, but saw very few flights. jpk is seeing more arrivals than departures, but net back to normal. courtney reagan is at laguardia this morning. >> reporter: good morning. so we haven't yet seen a plane take off here. the first plane is scheduled to take off in about 40 minutes from now. i've been here for over an hour and i got to say, i have never seen laguardia so quiet. i think there are more employees here than passengers. and i went counter to counter and american airlines basically said when i asked how many flights were scheduled to take off, it is very, very limited. he said it will keep changing all day long. air tran said they don't have a plane taking off until 1:00. it's like you were talking about earlier with that coordination, you have to get all the people in the right places. so i think laguardia will see what jfk and newark saw yesterday with more arrivals than departures. normally about 1,000 flights
this weekend's marathon. >> plus a weather alert just days after sandy, the storm ravaged northeast is keeping a close eye on another potential storm. >> and gunfire in an upscale d.c. neighborhood. tonight the son of a local tv news anchor is facing charges. >>> but we begin tonight with change of heart from new york city's mayor. thanks for joining us tonight. i'm shawn yancy. >> i'm brian bolter. this evening it became official after outrage continuing to run the new york city marathon mayor bloomberg caved. fox 5's will thomas starts us off in the newoom. what led to this? >> all week organizers said the race would go on. it brings in nearly $350 million to new york alone, but the outcry was too loud. for instance, as many of you know, much of lower manhattan is still in the dark not to mention staten island where the race would have started. hese giant generators are in place for the race to power things like race clocks. the thing is that's enough juice to power up hundreds of homes. >> the city of new york is not going to give up. the city of new york is coming back and this race will d
in the area impacted by sandy? that's the big question this morning. joe knows this very well, on my way in today, i had to take a taxicab for $125 because jeeves was this line to get gas, he was out of gas. >> i tried to take a car, my guy who i call -- he is not, but he nights as well be a former -- he has never failed. on on tuesday he came. and there have been snowstorms in the past where we've gone off the road, around, jack moved tractor trailers to get here's couldn't get gas. and so then i had to use -- i had a certain amount left in reserve. my gas tank is locked because people are siphoning now. >> it happened to one of our producers. >> there are people with guns. first 12 lines have to to do with troopers being there, you're not getting gas, people pulling guns, fights, frustrated. i saw something, and mill burn is a pretty of a through event community. and this one gas station finally got power, in addition to a five hour wait for cars on the other side, there were people, i don't know, somehow reminded of almost leak refugees. probably 120 people all with gas cans and three
saw the special animation . >> steve: haven't heard about this. >> gretchen: hurricane sandy sequel dumping snow, wind and ice on people who have no power, heat or water. but help is not on the way. fema is closed due to weather. are you kidding me? >> steve: a big win for president obama leading to a drop if your 401 k. wall street gets hit hard . the investors fear it is the worst to come. so far it is a cheering show. >> brian: let's see what i got. the president promising bipartisanship . harry reid has his dancing shows on. we'll explain. "fox and friends" starts right now. ♪ ♪ "fox and friends". >> gretchen: were they ballet shoes or tap shoes. >> steve: a line dancer. >> brian: boxers can slug and dance. he said i can do both. he prefers to dance. >> steve: we'll tell you about harry reid who is ready to do fighting or dancing . and first it was sandy and now it is snowing. >> brian: i would like to know a storm without a name. >> gretchen: it is call would snow . mother nature playing a cruel trick on people without power. new york, new jersey, with rain, sleet and snow.
christie. for all of those concerned about voting in his state. after super storm sandy, the governor said they can vote by e-mail and fax ordering county clerks to open up the offices so residents affected by sandy can cast their ballot. >> you don't have to wait to vote. go there and in person you will get a ballot and hand it in and you are done. >> the governor knows how to put things said paper ballots will be made available in poling stations that do not have electricity. storm is forcing other to handle the voting challenges after the storm on the list. washington dc and north carolina, we'll keep you posted. recovery from sandy is a slow one from people in the northeast and power is finally coming back on for some. a long way to g. concerns about a new torm we are learning a nor'easter that is forecast for the middle of next week. it appears that new storm could bring high wind exercise we don't need that andev herain to the region that is devastated. ? staten island, new york is surreal but has begun. parts of the new york city burrough was destroid and people who live there are f
if the media pecked tup. but hurricane sandy came along. >> gretchen: they were not covering it more. >> steve: they had stuff in the washington post and daily beast and mr. lakey is after it, but we may never know what really happened. and the other big story hurricane sandy turning more deadly . death toll at 90 can that number could climb. four and half million people are still without electricity. most of them in new york and in new jersey. one of the hardest places hit was staten island, new york. flood waters fill would homes and strong winds ripped the homes off of foundation and there are bodies in the water and have you seen fema out there? anais live this morning. >> good morning to you steve. we are in staten island and you can see hurricane sandy's storm surge pop the boats up and put them on cars and toppled street lights and now they are blocking . debris in the folks lawns. aid has been super slow to come. hundreds of people are still in shelters and once those close, they will not have anywhere to go. >> 42 years, i had my home, and that monster -- it took it the >> i have no w
8%. >> big move there. thanks, scott. >>> is the clean-up from sandy rolls on, another storm headed toward the eastern seaboard. how bad is it going to be? the weather channel is tracking it for us next. >>> plus, the political impact of the storm. it was foggy before. may be starting to get clearer now. from local communities to local businesses. the potential of yelp unlocked. nyse euronext. unlocking the world's potential. to a currency market for everyone. the potential of fxcm unlocked. nyse euronext. locking the world's potential. >>> in the first days after the storm, president obama toured the damage and received praise for his leadership. but as the gas lines grew and tempers got short, new damage uncovered could be images and headlines turn against him. john harwood is at an afl-cio phone bank where they are urging voters to get to the polls. governor christie seems deeply in command the way the federal government has stepped in to help. this is the third hurricane i've covered in my lifetime, andrew, katrina and now this. we are at the point where the population gets furi
sacrificed more time away from the campaign to focus squarely on the federal response to hurricane sandy. the president maintains that the recovery effort continues to be his number one priority. you can watch the president's entire remarks streaming live on foxnews.com. >> gregg: today is the last day for early voting in state of florida. florida has seen record turnout for both early and absentee ballots. steve harrigan is live with more on that. hi, steve. >> three hours left of early voting here in florida and turnout has been strong throughout the state. polling place in tampa linings are about hour long but some reports are four or five hours in miami-dade. 4 million people have voted early or by absentee ballot. the period for early voting is shorter this year than it was a year ago, just eight days this year. it was 14 days last year. some county election officials have asked for an extra day sunday for early voting the so far the governor has said, no, it's not going to happen. this country, hillsborough has been a bellwether, they have gone with every presidential winner since
in pennsylvania look like mr. mitt romney regained the momentum that was stalled with sandy and could do well. >> gretchen: one of the things people have say . is it important to go negative or stay positive. you have done your negative advertising and more important to speak about america in general and the great nation that we are and vote patriotism or get the jabs. the president got in one word that republicans have latched on to right now. they played -- we'll play the sound bite and then mitt romney will respond. the word is "revenge". >> at the time the republican congress and a senate candidate by the name of mitt romney. no, no, no. don't boo, vote. vote. voting is the best revenge. >> yesterday president obama asked his supporters to vote for revenge. for revenge. instead i ask the american people to vote for love of country. >> you know when you lookk right there. you can see mitt romney looks very presidential and you lookk at the president of the united states and his much talked about likeability wearing thin. >> brian: it is a dead heat in the voting right now. meanwhile charle
since hurricane sandy hit. mitt romney has an event starting any minute now in roanoke, virginia. and we'll wait to see today's tone on the campaign trail, but it's been noticeably softer from romney since the storm. now, we continue to see absolutely devastating pictures from sandy. 74 people are now dead. 5 million still without power. this morning, president obama was briefed again on the situation by fema officials. yesterday, he spent four hours touring the damage and meeting with people in new jersey. in an emotional moment, a marina owner came to him in tears. he promised her she's going to get the help she needs. >> we are with here for you. and we will not forget. we will follow up to make sure that you get all the help that you need until you've rebuilt. >> well, it's unprecedented timing. this is all happening just five days before the election. the latest round of nbc news wall street journal polls show the president leading in iowa, wisconsin, and new hampshire. but it is still very close. let me bring in washington post columnist dana millbank and molly ball. good morning.
the presidential election and four days removed from hurricane sandy, one of the worst storms ever to hit this country. the death toll now stands at 94. there are still 4.6 million homes and businesses without power. and the new estimate for economic damage to say nothing of all the property damage is $50 billion. "the new york times" reporting the storm could shave half a percentage point off the country's gdp. for most of the northeast, it's now a recovery mission. and yesterday california military planes were loaded with utility vehicles ready to be shipped into new york. an army of some 50,000 utility workers from across the country, even canada, being deployed to the region to help in the massive project to restore power which will take weeks. three navy warships are anchored off the northeast coast to help with the relief effort. in new jersey, military trucks are being deployed to operate as polling places on election day in the hardest-hit communities still remain without power. now, the good news does trickle out slowly. today amtrak will begin offering limited service between ne
. >> at least i got you talking about sandy. let's go to the news. on the eve of the presidential election -- today marks one full week since the hurricane came ashore. and the hurricane, at least at this point, killed at least 110 people. leaving a path of destruction that reshaped entire stretches of the northeast coastline. the cover of "new york" magazine shows the breadth of the impact on manhattan alone. much of the southern half of the island in pitch black. this morning nearly 1 million people in new jersey remain without power or heat. as overnight temperatures dip near freezing. as cold weather sets in, new york city mayor michael bloomberg says as many as 40,000 people may need to find new places to live. that is a daunting task for a city known for its already tight housing market. the announcement set up the potential return of fema trailers like those used in the wake of hurricane katrina. gas lines hours long stretched through the weekend across the tri-state area. in some cases stations are now using gas-powered generators to pump the fuel out of the ground. new york govern
it inappropriately. they're going to blame sandy, chris christie paul ryan. they're going to blame voters for being dumb and voting against their interests. i think and i've said this president obama because mitt romney was the w candidate at the wrong time. i think he would have won in 2008. he needed a time machine. a bad year to be the guy running against universal health care when you crafted a similar piece of legislation in massachusetts. running on a message of business and success and capitalism when that's demonized in the class war. it was just the wrong fit for this year. >> steve? >> yeah. you know guys i mean, this was obviously a momentous win for obama and the democrats and a lot to dissect in terms of demographics and where politics in this country go from here and something to be said for the idea that obama in the campaign was in lot of people appreciated. political scientists who sort of step away from the day-to-day campaigning and look at the structural factors said obama's is50% for basically this entire year. unemployment rate was high but it was slowly c
winds to the northeast as the region still tries to recover from sandy. a live report from the weather channel. >>> u.s. equity futures are flat at this hour after a big selloff yesterday. a couple individual stock stories that we're watching. apple is in a bear market, down more than 20% from its all time high on september 21st, the day the latest iphone went on sale. apple still enjoys the world's largest market cap. i think maybe yesterday michelle was doing fast money or halftime report or whatever it was and he was talking about you start -- you start shrinking things to make new product or you put out a different color of the ipad. the true innovator already died. every place he went, people were long apple and they already overloved it, so he shorted it at much higher levels. and so far so good. >> got to get that analyst back. >> google was supposed to get there. never made it either. but kind of ugly. >> google probably has a better chance than apple. >> when it had $150 billion market gap, i said it's a gadget company, it can't possibly. so i -- i recuse myself. anyway, qualc
the devastation of super storm sandy a nor'easter threatens some of the areas hit hard sexual offense. tonight, how folks are bracing for another blow. but first from fox this monday night, we're almost there. 24 hours from this moment, the first polls will have just closed on what could be a very long election night. could be. president obama and governor mitt romney are spending the final hours of the campaign in some of the battleground states that could decide it all. governor romney headed to florida, virginia, new hampshire, and ohio. in fact, he and president obama are both in columbus right now. the president also visiting wisconsin and iowa today. bruce springsteen is along for the ride on the president's plane and warming up the crowds for the commander and chief. president obama is asking his supporters don't give up on me now. but governor romney says the president has not delivered the change he promised. >> tomorrow we begin a new tomorrow. tomorrow we begin a better tomorrow. this nation is going to begin to change for the better tomorrow. your work is making a difference. the p
sandy struck. and a cold snap is setting in to the region and nor'easter is forecast for mid week. more fuel facilities are coming back on on line. hess has restored several terminals. governor christie has imposed an odd/even rule, this is when drivers could get gas to alleviate over the extremely long fuel lines. >>> on the eve of the u.s. elections, the race for the white house couldn't be any teeter. the final "wall street journal" poll of likely voters shows president obama leading mitt rom any by just one percentage point, 48% to 47% margin. polls in many battleground states remain too close to call. a running average of all national polls by real clear politics has the two men between 0.2% of each other. >>> at the same time, romney may not get to label china a currency manipulator if he becomes president because the power to do so doesn't lie with the commander in chief, but with the u.s. treasury secretary. analysts warn that provoking beijing could put bilateral trade at risk. joining us for more, chairman of the asian pacific council at the american chambers of down. steven,
it means for the libya hearing. more than 100,000 people without power in the wake of hurricane sandy. protests breaking out in new york, as the utility companies offer little guidance. we are live on the ground. honoring our armed service members, we will introduce you to the best charities helping our military and their family this is veterans day. i'm shannon bream, live from our nation's capitol. >> we are learning new details about the scandal that ended the public career of cia director david petraeus and how it could affect upcoming hearings about the benghazi investigation. the chair of the national intelligence committee says she did not received any -- receive any advance notice of this investigation. >> the senate intelligence committee received no advanced notice of any kind of investigation into director petraeus and chairwoman dianne feinstein said that finding out about all of this on friday was like a lightning bolt. senator feinstein says she plans to investigate why the fbi kept relevant lawmakers in the dark and plained that the fbi wasn't looking for lusty emails b
campaign against back on track in the wake of superstorm sandy. headed into the final days, we'll look at the final arguments and 33 seats up for grabs in the senate and the power could hinge on a few key races and tell you which to watch. what they could mean for taxpayers, school kids and organized labor. welcome to the journal editorial report. i'm paul gigot. the presidential campaign kicked back into high gear late in week in the wake of hurricane sandy with president obama and mitt romney making their final pitches to swing state voters. >> governor romney has been using all his talents as a salesman to dress up these very same policies that failed our country so badly. the very same policies we've been cleaning up after for the past four years. >> attacking me does not create an agenda for him. we actually have a plan to get this economy going. >> paul: and joining the panel this week, wall street journal columnist and deputy editor dan henninger, political diary editor jason riley, james freeman and washington columnist kim strassel. >> any evidence that hurricane sandy is goin
for first time unemployment claims. labor department warns the figures were distorted by superstorm sandy. applications declining in one state because the unemployment office lost power during the storm. sandy pushing up applications in other states because those temporarily out of work sought benefits. martha: you may see some people getting jobs as rebuilding begins on the northeast. here is little perspective on the number since december 2007. here is the chart we look at. weekly jobless claims stayed above 300,000. they spiked back in 2009. we're a long way from that number. economists say weekly claims must consistently fall below 375,000. that is shown by yellow line. we've been bumping along it for a long time. to indicate the job market is truly strong enough to move the economy in the right direction to change the overall unemployment number. lately weekly jobless claims have dipped below the line, averaging 372,000 a week this year. this is the fourth time the claims have been under 360 in the past 4 1/2 years. overall, 5 million americans are collected unemployment benefits. th
destroyed by sandy. >> and be clear that all of the assets that this marathon currently has, generators, other equipment, good, water, will be redeployed to people who need it. >> steve: oh, really? this morning's new york post reporting that some of the generators sat idle all day yesterday on saturday. in a rental company parking lot out in new jersey, not helping anybody. on top of that, ten heaters were hooked up in a medical tent for the marathon, even though, they were never used and nobody was there. >> sponsors evidently pressured them to cancel the marathon, believe it or not and you have something else. >> steve: apparently the police and firefighters were not going to work it, that's why they canceled it. >> brian: a former top aide to hillary clinton throwing her support to mitt romney? she was a state director for clinton when clinton was a senator and says, quote, governor romney has a plan to restore the prosperity the country deserves and respects and work with people of goodwill no matter their party and pursue the policies that in the best interest of the country no ma
quickly right now in new york and new jersey. in the aftermath of hurricane sandy drivers that can actually find an open gas station have to deal with lines that stretch for miles and miles and sometimes, when they finally get to that gas station, they run out of gas. so you've got folks sitting in those lines and you've got gas in the storage tanks and in the pipelines and in the tankers across the northeast but in many cases the company can not, for power reasons, get that gasoline distributed to the places where it needs to go. 60% of the gas stations in new jersey are closed. i also heard numbers as high as 80%. 70% of the stations in long island are closed. think about that. that's a huge percentage of the gas stations in both of these highly populated states that are not even open for business. so it is a really, really tough situation out there. for those lucky enough to get to the pump, actually paying for their gas is another concern. >> i just spent $30,000 getting my home repaired and it is all gone. >> we have nothing. no credit cards. nothing in our bank accounts. $15
headed decision. >> brian: people weighing up in the cold without power thanks to sandy. incredible images you are looking at are have from stat ten island, new york where the death toll has risen to 22. >> everything is replaceable. the people -- i can't replace my family. dave briggs joins us on the ground in staten island where it's still quite cold. what do you see. >> freezing. devastating here driving through the neighborhood. it's heart-breaking. i just spoke with the local police officer from the nypd. he rolled down his window and couldn't speak on camera. he had tears in his eyes just driving through this neighborhood. staten island is what one state senator calls ground zero for sandy damage. if you look around, you can find out why. what once was a very popular restaurant is utterly devastated. the street has been wiped out. there is a massive pit in front of that restaurant. power lines laying on the ground. entire neighborhoods have really been utterly destroyed. wiped away. you look at the sidewalks all over staten island. they are just lined with trash. think are lin
. number one, there was a set of boaters who have yet to make a decision. sandy was not at driver of boats. number two it could say you dominated. you had a hard time munching some that may be one tactical concern. government noffer cristy was ging -- governor cristy, with any president who wouldn't have done the same thing, ought not hold office. your people are hurting. you need help and that's what we do as a country. it said something about our split cam situation that's a democratic president and figuring out how to work together is news. it's a remarkable thing. [applause] i think there's a lot of -- but it's alva liquid question. but you did see some in the republican party and in the romney campaign say it was because of sandy. or it's because now we've given gifts to everybody. it's because the ush ban areas turned out. no, that's not why we won. we won because the middle-class believed the president's economic message would be better for them than governor romney's message. we did a lot of things in in campaign well. used technology. we had amazing volunteers. i know a lot of you
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